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Hats Off To Antrim County Board And Footballers

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Replying To Canuck:  "Waterford have befriend Antrim for ever and I am sure that will continue. You choose to ignore the facts. Waterford players were told they could not return to work if they went to Portglenone and would have to go into isolation. Now you turn it on me saying I should be ashamed for politicalizing it. I have never politicized any topic on this forum and did not on this subject either. That was done by others who stated Waterford were partitionists. I refereed to the 6 counties as N.I. because of this accusation. Grow up. It is only a football match and I am sure many of the people shouting off here could not give a sh-t about the status of football in lowly 4th division 31st ranked Waterford or Antrim either. We will probably be out of the championship by next week, forgotten about and you will have moved on to some hobby horse.
I will not indulge in calling names and making derogatory statements about any person or county on the whole island of Ireland.
Thank you again Antrim and I wish you all the best with both your football and hurling. You are a gem in the crown of the GAA. The same to all the Ulster teams."
Unfortunately its not just a football match, the Antrim camoige game today has now been switched to Inniskeen, because of the statement from Waterford.

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1603 - 24/10/2020 11:31:30    2300702

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Antrim have been forced to play their camoige match v Carlow today in Inniskeen today . as stated in today's Irish News Randalstown has had 63 confirmed caeses while Carlow has 148 cases in the same period
The match is in Co Monaghan which has very high cases, resulting one Antrim player withdrawing from their team today - as stated in today's Irish News
This unfortunately is a consequence from the Waterford action.

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1603 - 24/10/2020 12:45:25    2300722

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Replying To jobber:  "Much of what you say is true Canuck but what you are ignoring is that Letrim,Longford and Waterfords actions have consequences for the rest of us.Do you think none of the Westmeath hurlers dont have work problems?The reality is we are all in this together or we should give it up.I grant you the Letrim county councillor looking for notice started this."
Jobber let me understand what is or what was expected of Waterford so may be I can understand better the accusations , name calling, blame for the other chain of events that are attributed on here to what happened. They should have gone and played match as scheduled said nothing ? The players who were told should have accepted their fate of not been allowed to return to work ? The whole group should have accepted that they would be going into isolation affecting scores of families when returning ? Which basically is the same think no-one working either. Is that a reasonably expectation of all involved ?
Through a source involved I asked the question was this just a case of not wanting to travel and play the games. The answer was there was enthusiasm about going to play this game from all before the consequences were given. May be everyone is lying. It does not make any difference what I would say on here to some of the posters and god bless all for their opinions. However what I find disgusting is the expansion of the discussion into attacking of my patriotism but worse still of my county. Again it is only a football game and I hope all are as interested about the success of football in Waterford and Antrim. But even more important the lives of people because of this virus.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1078 - 24/10/2020 14:18:50    2300738

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Unfortunately its not just a football match, the Antrim camoige game today has now been switched to Inniskeen, because of the statement from Waterford."
Has it been stated anywhere that it had anything to do with Waterford? Or are you just trying to turn this into an everyone is out to get Ulster thing?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 437 - 24/10/2020 17:58:44    2300861

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Replying To Canuck:  "Jobber let me understand what is or what was expected of Waterford so may be I can understand better the accusations , name calling, blame for the other chain of events that are attributed on here to what happened. They should have gone and played match as scheduled said nothing ? The players who were told should have accepted their fate of not been allowed to return to work ? The whole group should have accepted that they would be going into isolation affecting scores of families when returning ? Which basically is the same think no-one working either. Is that a reasonably expectation of all involved ?
Through a source involved I asked the question was this just a case of not wanting to travel and play the games. The answer was there was enthusiasm about going to play this game from all before the consequences were given. May be everyone is lying. It does not make any difference what I would say on here to some of the posters and god bless all for their opinions. However what I find disgusting is the expansion of the discussion into attacking of my patriotism but worse still of my county. Again it is only a football game and I hope all are as interested about the success of football in Waterford and Antrim. But even more important the lives of people because of this virus."
You are now being hysterical. My assertion is that Waterford, Leitrim and Longford have damaged the unity of the association by their solo runs. Its nothing to do with patriotism the other two counties weren't going North indeed one set of idiots could have had a glorified challenge match at home to prepare for the championship. Waterford footballers played in Dundalk today in one of the highest Covid counties in the Republic. Do the companies in Waterford have no worries about this.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 857 - 24/10/2020 20:55:51    2300953

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Replying To jobber:  "You are now being hysterical. My assertion is that Waterford, Leitrim and Longford have damaged the unity of the association by their solo runs. Its nothing to do with patriotism the other two counties weren't going North indeed one set of idiots could have had a glorified challenge match at home to prepare for the championship. Waterford footballers played in Dundalk today in one of the highest Covid counties in the Republic. Do the companies in Waterford have no worries about this."
O it is I am now being hysterical. Maybe you have not read the post about reference to partition with both me and Waterford. I have been around too long to fall for deflection tactics to bolster an argument. If you want to know about the companies in Waterford go and ask them what they worry about instead of attacking Waterford county board and players. Or do you just want to use this forum like others on here as your bully pulpit spouting vitriol about people that you would not say to their face.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1078 - 25/10/2020 00:18:41    2301027

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